Stuff To Do In Danum Valley Besides Sweat A Lot

There's nothing like watching the sun rise over the canopy of a primary rainforest, and it's even better if you don't have to walk up a massive bastard hill to do this. We were picked up from the dorm room at some god awful hour in the morning and driven to a shed on stilts [...]

Kinabalu National Park

This is probably the first time my sister has come to meet me overseas and we haven't done something utterly terrifying like a bungy jump or a skydive or a trek up a fucking hill to altitudes that your respiratory system would most definitely not approve of. She did want to climb Mt Kinabalu but [...]

Yeah Okay, So It’s Predominantly About Rice

We did want to check out some manner of lookout way up yonder but Germaine quickly talked us out of that by simply pulling a face like we'd just told her we wanted to hop to Manila on one leg. Backwards. Naked. She well and truly pissed on that bonfire when she followed this face [...]

Another Little Mountain Town

In all of my infinite wisdom I booked us a super early flight from Singapore to Manila, the method in the madness being that we'd get to spend a whole day in Singapore then head to the airport and not have to fork out for a night's accommodation but it turned out there is more [...]

Chasing Waterfalls

Buoyed by my apparent newfound ability to ride a scooter with a passenger without crashing, having a nervous breakdown or generally terrorising the general public, we kept hold of the little Honda Vario for a couple more days. I mean, we asked and paid Rp50,000 per day for it. We didn't just nick off with [...]

Blue Flames And Sulphur Lakes

We ended up catching an oven on wheels from Probolinggo to Banyuwangi, the latter of which is an absolute delight to say. "Y" over here is pronounced as a sort of "dj" so it's Ban-dju-wangi. Love it. Love it less when you're trying to catch a bus there from Probolinggo when you've read that they'll [...]

Spiti Valley: Lalung – Dhankar

I don't remember much of the walk to Dhankar, I just know it involved a lot of pain and with no McDonald's within hundreds of miles to provide an appropriate hangover cure, doom was imminent, at least for my liver and at least one of my kidneys. We were joined for the first part of [...]